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From tranquil lakes and sun-kissed beaches to idyllic fjords and dramatic geysers, explore the beautiful contrasting North and South Islands of New Zealand

Auckland - Paihia - Rotorua - Wellington - Christchurch - Queenstown - Te Anau - Dunedin - Omarama

Discover the rich Maori culture, glittering lakes and empty white beaches of the North Island, then journey to the otherworldly South Island, the home of towering fjord lands, snow-dusted mountains and true 
Tolkien country.

Touring

22 Days from £4,369

Was from £4,619

Nov 2017 - Nov 2019 Departures

Overview

What's included

  • Return flights from Heathrow with Air New Zealand via Los Angeles
  • 18 nights in 3 to 4-star hotels plus 
3 nights in flight
  • 20 meals: 18 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 
1 dinner
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Driver Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage

Included holiday highlights

  • 
 Tour of Auckland, situated on New Zealand’s North Island
  • Learn about Maori culture at the Treaty House of Waitangi
  • Te Puia Thermal Reserve showcases the power that lies beneath the earth
  • New Zealand’s largest freshwater lake, 
Lake Taupo
  • New Zealand’s capital Wellington
  • A scenic journey on the TranzAlpine train
  • Maori concert with a traditional ‘hangi’ dinner
  • Beautiful Milford Sound including lunch
  • Glow worm caves - limestone caverns illuminated by these tiny creatures
  • Moeraki Beach Boulders, spherical rocks shrouded in legend

Itinerary

Today you’ll fly to New Zealand.

Because you cross the International Dateline during your flight you’ll lose day two and arrive in Auckland in the morning of day three. (You’ll get the day back on the way home.) The rest of the day is free. You will stay here for two nights.

Auckland is situated on North Island. Here you’ll find a subtropical climate, thermal springs and geysers, glorious national parks, luxuriant forests, stunning lakes and more. Today we include a tour.

New Zealand’s Bay of Islands is quite simply beautiful. Travelling up the Hibiscus Coast, you will visit the historic Treaty House of Waitangi. Paihia is your base for the next three nights.

Spend the day at leisure, or why not join an optional excursion which has been described as one of the finest scenic day tours in the world – a visit to Cape Reinga. You’ll travel along Ninety Mile Beach, negotiate the Te Paki Quick Sand Stream, visit a lighthouse and enjoy views of the Pacific meeting the Tasman Sea.

On an optional excursion today you can cruise to 
Cape Brett to look for dolphins.

The emerald-green North Island was shaped by the fire of volcanoes, and evidence of this remains in the thermal springs surrounding Rotorua. Your journey will take you through the Waikato farming region, the home of the Maori kingdom. You’ll stay in Rotorua for two nights. Why not take a float plane or helicopter to Mount Tarawera.

Boiling mud pools and spouting geysers add a touch of the dramatic to today’s visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve. You also have the option to join a tour of Hobbiton, the location created for the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit films. This evening, experience a traditional Maori concert and sample a Hangi, which is a meal cooked by steam underground.

The Huka Falls offer a perfect photo opportunity as you travel through the Wairakei Valley to Lake Taupo, and on to the capital, Wellington. Discover its highlights on a city tour during your two-night stay.

Discover Wellington on foot with high points including Te Papa Museum, the waterfront, the botanical gardens and a trip on the famous Wellington Funicular.

Today you’ll cross the Cook Strait from North Island to South Island. On arrival, continue on your journey to Christchurch. The beguiling South Island is a land of mountains, glaciers and spectacular fjords.

From Christchurch you’ll board the TranzAlpine train for the spectacular journey into the Southern Alps, where you’ll see majestic gorges and towering snow-capped peaks. Continue to the magnificent scenery and glaciers of the Franz Josef and Fox Glacier regions. An optional helicopter flight over the glacier is offered during your stay (weather permitting).

The road through the Westland National Park has to be one of the most scenic ever built, crossing Clark Bluff and the Haast River Bridge. Today’s journey ends in Queenstown, where you stay for two nights.

With a day at leisure today, perhaps enjoy a jet boat ride or a relaxing cruise on Lake Wakatipu.

Today we include a highlight of your holiday – a full-day excursion to Milford Sound - one of the most beautiful locations in New Zealand. Weather permitting, a boat trip on the fjord is the best way to take in its majesty. Overnight accommodation has been arranged.

With their eerie light, the amazing Glow Worm Caves are a sight to behold, before departing on the journey to Dunedin, where you stay for two nights.

We’ve left today free for you to enjoy at your leisure. Alternatively, join our optional excursion to the Royal Albatross Colony on the Otago Peninsula.

You’ll travel northwards again today, stopping to see the Moeraki beach boulders. These huge, spherical rocks dotting a stretch of beach near Moeraki are shrouded in myth and legend. You will then follow the Waitiki River inland to Omarama for an overnight stay.

This morning you’ll head towards the Mount Cook region, stopping at Lake Tekapo before heading over Burkes Pass and continuing on across the Canterbury plains. Mount Cook is the highest peak in New Zealand at 12,000ft, and an optional scenic flight (weather dependent) will give you the chance to appreciate its enormity. You’ll arrive at Christchurch late this afternoon, where you stay overnight.

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. By re-crossing the International Dateline you gain time and arrive the next day.

You’ll arrive in the UK today.

Accommodation

This contemporary hotel is located in the heart of downtown Auckland and situated on the city's main shopping street and is two blocks away from the SKYCITY entertainment complex and is a km away from various museums and galleries. The hotel features include an indoor pool, fitness center, two meeting rooms, a restaurant and serves a balance of texture, flavors, variety and moderation of certain ingredients promoting nutritious and healthy dishes. other features include a bar,WiFi connectivity. The room amenities include armchairs, desks and high speed internet access, in room safe, iron/ironing boards and heated towel racks.
The 4-star Paihia Pacific Resort hotel is just a short stroll from the sun-drenched shores of Paihia’s ocean beaches, 150 metres from the beach and only a 5 minute walk from the Paihia town centre. Paihia itself is an ideal base from which to experience the magnificent Bay of Islands and the wider Northland area – there’s a huge range of activities, attractions, history and culture to explore. Paihia Pacific Resort has a unique garden-like swimming pool, as well as a sauna, massaging spa and gym. The on-site restaurant offers a wide range of dishes and full cooked and continental breakfasts. The lounge bar opens out on to the pool side – a great spot to relax and enjoy a drink after a day’s activities in and around the Bay. All rooms feature en suite facilities, air-conditioning, TV and wifi, coffee/tea making facilities, fridge and hairdryer.
The 3.5-star Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua is set on the shores of the lake and close to Rotorua''s vibrant city centre.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool and spa. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, safe, refrigerator, iron, tea/coffee-maker and hairdryer.
The 4-star James Cook Hotel has a great location in the heart of Wellington, close to Lambton Quay's shopping district.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and fitness room. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, minibar and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
Rydges Latimer, Christchurch overlooks the picturesque Latimer Square, a well-known green area in New Zealand, perfect for walking. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, fitness centre and sauna. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Rooms are air-conditioned and features a minibar, telephone and hairdryer.
The 4-star Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier sits at the edge of the Westland World Heritage Park and is just moments from one of New Zealand’s most spectacular natural attractions, the Franz Josef Glacier. Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier makes the most of its alpine location and offers quality accommodation in the beautiful surroundings within Franz Josef village. The hotel offers facilities including a restaurant, The Moa Bar with an open fireplace, guest laundry, and complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel. All 130 rooms feature en suite facilities, TV, tea/coffee making facilities, fridge, mini bar, heater and hairdryer.
The 3-star Holiday Inn Frankton Road in Queenstown has a peaceful setting amongst alpine scenery and picturesque lakes, yet it''s conveniently close to the city.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, sauna and tennis court. Bedrooms have private facilities, tea- and coffee-making facilities, TV, hairdryer and Wi-Fi.
The 3.5-star Village Inn Hotel is situated adjacent to a local park and is only a five minute walk from both the town centre and the tranquil shores of Lake Te Anau. This unique hotel creates a feeling of stepping back in time with its carefully recreated Pioneer Village facades. Rooms are spacious and come equipped with en suite facilities, electric blankets, tea and coffee making facilities, refrigerator, TV and hairdryer.
Nestled by the Dunedin Botanical Gardens and University of Otago, the 4-star Mercure Leisure Lodge is situated within easy walking distance of the city centre and the Forsyth Barr Stadium at the site that was formally the McGavin Brewery. Back in 1882, it was arguably the largest brewery in New Zealand, with brewing or bottling operations continuing on the site until 1976, when the majority of the buildings were demolished. It wasn’t until August 1978 that, what was then known as the Leisure Lodge Motor Inn, was opened for business. Designed by Warren & Mahoney of Christchurch, some of the stonework from the original brewery buildings was used in the foyer and the aptly named McGavin Room. Whilst the rooms and parts of the building have changed over the years, offering all the modern comforts you would expect, you can still explore the grounds and visit the Oast House, which survives from the brewery days (it was used as a malting kiln) and now serves as a function room. Afterwards, you can raise your glass in the McGavin’s Bar & Restaurant as you settle in for the night at your place in Dunedin. All 76 spacious rooms feature en suite facilities and are all well-appointed with a range of features and all with either a balcony or outside patio area.
The 3-star Gateway Heritage Hotel in Omarama is set amongst landscaped gardens offering wonderful views of the surrounding mountains.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant and bar. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, iron, refrigerator, tea/coffee-maker and hairdryer.
Rydges Latimer, Christchurch overlooks the picturesque Latimer Square, a well-known green area in New Zealand, perfect for walking. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, fitness centre and sauna. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Rooms are air-conditioned and features a minibar, telephone and hairdryer.

City Life Hotel Auckland

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Add-on

Take the opportunity to maximise your travel experience and extend your holiday with an add-on. The number of days shown is inclusive of the main tour and the price shown is in addition to the cost of the main tour:

Discover New Zealand with Cook Islands Add-on

Extend your holiday to 27 days from £699

Nov 2017 - Nov 2019 Departures
Extend your New Zealand holiday with a five-night stay in Rarotonga, in the beautiful Cook Islands. This tropical paradise is blessed with a year-round idyllic climate and the South Pacific's most spectacular scenery. During your time here get out and about to explore native forests which ring to the sound of exotic birdsong, or spend your days lazing on the sand or snorkelling among the colourful coral reef. You will stay on a bed-and-breakfast basis at the 4-star Manula Beach Resort, which sits right on the beach and has facilities including an open-air restaurant, a poolside bar and a beachside infinity pool. This add-on includes the services of a Local Representative.

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